Michael J. Lovely

November 5, 1946 ~ December 31, 2023 (age 77) 77 Years Old

Michael Lovely Obituary

Michael J. Lovely, age 77, died peacefully on Sunday, December 31, 2023 at Saratoga Hospital.

Michael was born on November 5, 1946, in Barre, Vermont to Phil and Mabel (Peters) Lovely. Michael grew up in Barre, where he attended school. Michael lived for many years in Montpelier and Lyndonville, where he raised his children, before moving to Fair Haven, Poultney and finally the Saratoga, NY area. Michael deeply loved his family, his longtime partner, Anne, and their Shih Tzu, Sunshine. Michael found joy in attending Bingo games, participating in bowling, and indulging in the excitement of car races. A true connoisseur, Michael, was often found with a hot cup of coffee in his hands! Michael was the most loving, caring man, helping Anne care for her disabled children throughout their lives. Michael loved laughing and joking around.

Michael is survived by his long time, devoted, partner, Anne Bunker, as well as his Son, Michael J. Lovely, Jr (Michelle), His daughter, Ruby McAllister (Keith Dwyer), his sister, Betty Sprague (Gary), nephew, Justin Robbins and niece, Cindy Robbins. Michael also leaves behind cherished grandchildren, Leah, Erica and Jessica McAllister along with Bailey Lovely and great-grandchildren, Noah Michael and Oliver James. Michael is also survived by his nieces and nephews, Tina, Joel and Kim Carminati, Jayme Leno, and Mindy and Amy Sprague. Michaels family will all carry forward his memory with love and pride.

A funeral service celebrating Michael’s life will be held at 7pm on Wednesday, January 17, 2024, at Compassionate Funeral Care, 402 Maple Avenue (Rte 9 and/or Marion Ave.), Saratoga Springs, NY.  Family and friends may call from 6pm to 7pm prior to the service at the funeral home.    

Graveside services will be held at 2:00 pm on Thursday, January 18, 2024, at Hope Cemetery, 201 Maple Avenue, Barre, VT 05641.

Memorial donations in Michael’s name may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association: Make A Donation | Alzheimer's Association,, 1.800.272.3900

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Calling Hours
January 17, 2024

6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Compassionate Funeral Care, Inc
402 Maple Avenue
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Funeral Service
January 17, 2024

7:00 PM
Compassionate Funeral Care, Inc
402 Maple Avenue
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Graveside Service
January 18, 2024

2:00 PM
Hope Cemetery
201 Maple Ave
Barre, VT 05641


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